Associate Buyer, Commercial Bread – Breakfast

Associate Buyer, Commercial Bread – Breakfast

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD11073

What you'll do at

Supports the cross-functional buying matrix team by aligning subcategory team workload with modular relay timelines and strategies; creating purchase plans; ensuring execution of business plans at the store level; analyzing inputs and reports from team members; identifying merchandising issues; participating in team meetings to address merchandising issues and develop potential solutions; addressing unexpected or unusual circumstances that impact product availability or demand; and escalating issues to management as required. Supports the development of strategy and growth of multiple formats and departments by staying current on customer and competitive trends; aligning and adapting strategies as needed to meet the needs of small formats; tailoring category brands and assortments to meet diverse customer needs while working cross-functionally with core merchandising teams; creating pre- and post-modular financial results; identifying opportunities for additional marketing support to enhance return on investment; developing strategies for merchandising in-store presentation; and communicating business issues and needs to senior management. Supports the establishment of supplier relationships by maintaining the supplier matrix; using the matrix to select and develop suppliers; managing the number of suppliers and stock keeping units required to meet customer needs; negotiating supplier cost, quality, and delivery terms; leading meetings with suppliers and cross-functional peers; escalating issues related to replenishment and other support areas; and working with suppliers to resolve issues. Supports the development of new and existing product lines under close supervision of management by ensuring item assortment and layout align with category, department, division, and store of the community strategies and business objectives; creating modular plans; adding, removing, or blocking merchandise from local markets as necessary; and setting price tiers and price leadership items for multiple cross-functional merchandising departments. Position will be responsible for buying the Breakfast Bread category. Additionally individual will lead execution for major projects in the department. Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, or related field 1 and year’s experience in merchandising, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area OR 3 years’ experience in merchandising, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Contracts Negotiation, Microsoft Office, Negotiating Skills Masters: Business Administration

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, or related field 1 and year’s experience in merchandising, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area OR 3 years’ experience in merchandising, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area.

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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